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(From BusinessWorld (Philippines))
Byline: Carmelito Q. Francisco
Davao City - Mango producers here are pushing for the passage of a law on chemicals similar to the generics law on medicines.
In a meeting with Akbayan party-list group last week, the Davao Region Mango Contractors Association said that a generics law for agro-chemical industry "will encourage more competition and ensure cheaper pesticides without compromising quality," association chairman Ednar Carlos Dayanghirang said in a recent interview. In principle, the Generics Law of 1988 is supposed to enable consumers to choose medicines they can afford.
Earlier, the same group …